Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020–2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and save medical resources for care of COVID-19 patients.
While seasonal influenza outbreaks can happen as early as October, during most seasons influenza activity peaks in January or later. Since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protect against influenza virus infection, Tennova Healthcare advises people to get vaccinated now so they are protected before influenza begins spreading in their community.
LaFollette Medical Center’s free flu shot clinic is being offered in coordination with the Campbell County Board of Education, thanks to a generous grant from the LaFollette Medical Foundation.